Tom Horton

Ramp personnel load baggage into a departing American Airlines flight on August 15, 2001. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

AA Parent Company Circulates Internal Memo Hinting Of Layoffs

On Tuesday, the CEO of American Airlines’s parent company, AMR, issued an internal memo that hinted at layoffs.


Tom Horton, President of American Airlines, addresses the media during a press conference. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

American Brat Pack: Where Airline CEOs Came Of Age

In the 1980s, young graduates in a Dallas office were tasked with making sense of deregulation. Today, four of them are running airlines.


American Airlines new CEO Thomas Horton. (credit: Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

Who’s Running The Show At American Airlines?

A new executive is taking the helm at American Airlines parent AMR Corp. as the company heads into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. After a little more than a year in the role of president, Thomas W. Horton will take on the additional role of CEO.